African Engagements: Africa Negotiating an Emerging by Ton Dietz et al.

By Ton Dietz et al.

With the tip of the chilly conflict, the realm appeared to flow from a bipolar to a unipolar method, with the neoliberal West globally implementing its legislation. despite the fact that, it's been stated that different actors, akin to China, India and Brazil, became more and more influential, aiding to steer to a brand new multipolarity on the international point. The query of what this rising multipolarity ability for Africa is critical. Will Africa develop into beaten in a mounting fight over uncooked fabrics and political hegemony among superpowers and fall sufferer to a brand new scramble for Africa? Or does this new old conjuncture supply African nations and teams better room for negotiation and manoeuvring, finally resulting in more desirable democracy and improved progress? The chapters during this quantity provide foodstuff for concept on how Africas engagements with the realm are presently being reshaped and revalued, and, importantlyon whose phrases?

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In the political sphere, NEPAD introduced a Peer Review Mechanism to streamline governance processes in individual African countries. The purpose of this article is to mark out the trends of political engagement in Africa by taking NEPAD as an illustration. The relevant literature frames the issues pertaining to NEPAD in terms of neocolonialism and subordination of Africa to the West (Adediji 2002). According to Bond (2005a), the political actors behind NEPAD are ‘bourgeois intermediaries’ of global capital, and NEPAD itself is a South African national economic policy writ large.

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